Planning a vacation is never an easy task, especially when it's time to talk about budget. But hey, luxury doesn't always mean crazy expensive. We think it's time for you to take the luxury trip of a lifetime without breaking the bank, so we've found 20 vacation ideas that will leave you in awe of the trip and the price.
1. Stay at a Castle in France for $77
While some Airbnb listings — like Kylie Jenner’s $50-million rental in the Turks and Caicos — are only for the very wealthy, the hospitality service also has hidden gems for the more budget-conscious traveler. Jet set to France and live out your royal dreams by staying in a three-bedroom castle with a pool for as little as $77/night.
2. Dance All Night in Fiji
All-inclusive tickets to Your Paradise start at $1,999 and include a flight from Sydney, Melbourne, or Brisbane along with a five-night stay at the breath-taking Mamanuca Islands, main land and sea transfers, and of course, the chance to see an incredible lineup of artists.
3. Find Your Joie De Vivre in Paris for $150 a Night
Experience the fabulous life of a French local with Paris Perfect. The vacation rental agency provides accommodation options at some of the most unreal apartments in the "City of Lights" with rates beginning at under $150 a night. Since you’ll have a kitchen, you could even save more by picking up groceries nearby and cooking.
4. Coast in Costa Rica
Whether you’re looking for some major self-care or to reconnect with nature, the W Hotel in Guanacaste, Costa Rica was made for you. Get pampered at the hotel’s spa with locally inspired treatments or soak up the sun down by the resort’s private beach access. Plus, don’t forget about the W’s Whatever/Whenever premium service experience, in which you can ask the front desk for whatever you need, whenever you need it and they’ll do everything they can to meet your needs. All in all, it’s not a bad deal for around $250 a night.
5. Go Glamping for $80 a Night
Stylish glamping stays to private chalets are available anywhere between $80 to $350/person a night.
6. Fly Private Starting at $129
A ticket through JetSuiteX gives you access to a private terminal, where you can go from parking to takeoff in 15 minutes. No more being stressed out about getting to the airport early, waiting in long lines, or squeezing into a coach seat. The catch: Flights are only available between major West Coast cities.
7. A Cheap and Chic Colombian Getaway
Colombia’s port city of Cartagena seems to be on everyone’s travel bucket list these days. Make that dream trip a reality with an affordable booking at the Conrad Cartagena. Nightly room prices are as low as $131 per person and the hotel’s stunning Caribbean views alone are worth it. Of course, the five-star hotel has other high-quality amenities including a luxurious spa and salon, an 18-hole golf course, beachfront swimming pools, a number of elegant restaurants and so much more.
8. Dar es Salaam, Not Zanzibar
Tourists — especially newlyweds — are quick to head to Zanzibar’s resorts. While there’s no denying the quality of these expensive seaside accommodations, don’t forget that it’s possible to have a similar luxury beach experience on the Tanzanian mainland for a much more affordable price. The Ramada by Wyndham in Dar es Salaam — at only around $148 a night — is located along the shores of Jangwani beach. It’s a budget-friendly way to enjoy the waves of the Indian ocean, while taking in the nearby city center. The hotel also offers complimentary airport shuttles and late checkout.
9. Live It up in New York City
Instead of squeezing yourself into Manhattan for an average, over-priced hotel room, venture out into Brooklyn for equally trendy neighborhoods — here's looking at you, Bushwick and Williamsburg — for much more affordable rates.
10. Go Sailing for $225 a Night
Sail out on a yacht for around $225 a person a night for a minimum eight-day long stay, or $1,799 in total, through Windstar Cruises.
11. A Taste of Thailand
Opt for a stress-free, grand getaway to Southeast Asia this summer for a total of 10 days and pay no more than $178 per person, per night. Forego any planning and follow along this Friendly Planet vacation package across Thailand. With roundtrip airfare to inclusive visits to some of the country’s most historic attractions such as the the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ayutthaya and superior hotel accommodations, don’t pass up this deal.